Shade Tree Commission


 

SPRING 2018 PLANTING • EARTH DAY • APRIL 21st!

We have partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to provide bare-root 12-Foot Trees for only $40. These trees must serve as “street trees” and will be planted in the public right-of-way, which is about 20′ into your front yard.

These trees (and the help planting them) retail at over $200!
email us: rutledge.shadetree@gmail.com

CHECK OUT THE VARIETIES AVAILABLE – and fast! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS FEBRUARY 16TH!


RUT LEDGE
TREE LIGHTING

We had such a wonderful time making popcorn & cranberry garlands with our neighbors!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent to make a garland, or purchase an ornament or ‘little house’! The proceeds of our sales will go directly to planting trees in Rutledge next year!


If you still wish to purchase a ‘little house’ or collection of houses, please email Rachel at rutledge.shadetree@gmail.com !


RECENT EVENTS  •  MEETINGS CALENDAR


Every year, PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) offers basic tree care classes across Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley. The program offers hands-on tree care training; covering biology, identification, planting and proper care of trees. If you have ever wanted to know more about trees, and care for the trees in your yard, this is the perfect opportunity to learn! Check out the PHS Tree Tenders page here.

The cost of the 3-class series or 1-day training is normally $40. Register with us, and The Rutledge Shade Tree Commission will pay for your class in full.


 OUR MISSION

The Rutledge Borough Shade Tree Commission exists to serve the community as an advisory resource to Borough Council as well as residents on all matters regarding trees on properties both public and private. The Shade Tree Commission aims to actively re-forrest Rutledge’s once tree-lined streets. With the knowledge of best practices and practiced arboricultural experience, The Shade Tree Commission intends to encourage and empower Rutledge residents to invest in the ecology of their property and their community through planting trees. Together as neighbors, we will beautify our community and set an example of environmental stewardship for future generations in Rutledge.


If you’d like to connect outside of a meeting, please email us @ rutledge.shadetree@gmail.com.